Two Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Ruby

After having witnessed numerous gemstones and after several discussions about the, here’s a gemstone that is one of its kind, unique, beautiful and obviously mesmerizing as we’ve already said for all the gemstones. So the real question is that what is in this gemstone that is in no one else and what is it that makes it real special.

It is indeed the beautiful ‘Ruby’Gemstone and this is what makes it unique and one of a kind.

But, what you’ll be surprised to know are the following two things that we bet you didn’t know about Ruby:

·        Ruby’s Red Battle Gear. Speaking historically, gemstones have been tied into superstitions, and throughout the ages, certain gems have been used as charms or amulets for various purposes. However, the Burma warriors took this concept to an extreme. . Now known as Myanmar, Burma has been a ruby source since 600 AD and Burmese Rubies are famed for their intense “pigeon’s blood” color. Anyway, fighters in Burma would acquire Rubies which they believed gave them the ability to conquer their enemy.  Yet wearing a ruby amulet or carrying around some sort of talisman did not suffice for these warriors. Instead, their custom was to make the Ruby part of their body by inserting them into their flesh!

Two Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Ruby

·        Laser. f anyone is wondering why there are quotes around the word “laser”, it’s homage to the hilarious Dr. Evil who wanted “to have sharks with friggin' laser beams attached to their heads”. If you are confused, I’m sure there are some YouTube clips that can clear up that reference. Back to rubies, did you know that the first laser was a ruby laser, invented in 1960 by Theodore Maiman in the Hughes Research Lab in California? By shinning a high powered flash lamp on a Ruby rod with silver coated surfaces, the first laser beam was born.  While I’m not sure that they’ve made their way to shark’s heads, lasers are being used everywhere and from the cutting edge of quantum physics to the supermarket checkout counter. And it all started with a Ruby!

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